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Definition of date noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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    particular day
  1. 1[countable] a particular day of the month, sometimes in a particular year, given in numbers and words “What's the date today?” “The 10th.” Write today's date at the top of the page. They haven't set a date for the wedding yet. I can't come on that date. Please give your name, address and date of birth. name, address and birth date There's no date on this letter. Anyone who knows of the vehicle's whereabouts from that date until March 7 is asked to contact Bangor police station. see also closing date, sell-by date
  2. past time/future
  3. 2[singular, uncountable] a time in the past or future that is not a particular day The details can be added at a later date. The work will be carried out at a future date. a building of late Roman date
  4. romantic meeting
  5. 3[countable] a meeting that you have arranged with a boyfriend or girlfriend or with someone who might become a boyfriend or girlfriend I have a date with Lacey tomorrow night. Paul's not coming. He's got a hot date (= an exciting one). collocations at Topic CollocationsMarriage and Divorceromance fall/be (madly/deeply/hopelessly)in love (with somebody) be/believe in/fall in love at first sight be/find true love/the love of your life suffer (from) (the pains/pangs of) unrequited love have/feel/show/express great/deep/genuine affection for somebody/something meet/marry your husband/wife/partner/fiancé/fiancée/boyfriend/girlfriend have/go on a (blind)date be going out with/dating a guy/girl/boy/man/woman move in with/live with your boyfriend/girlfriendweddings get/be engaged/married/divorced arrange/plan a wedding have a big wedding/a honeymoon/a happy marriage have/enter into an arranged marriage call off/cancel/postpone your wedding invite somebody to/go to/attend a wedding/a wedding ceremony/a wedding reception conduct/perform a wedding ceremony exchange rings/wedding vows/marriage vows congratulate/toast/raise a glass to the happy couple be/go on your honeymoon (with your wife/husband) celebrate your first (wedding) anniversaryseparation and divorce be unfaithful to/ (informal) cheat on your husband/wife/partner/fiancé/fiancée/boyfriend/girlfriend have an affair (with somebody) break off/end an engagement/a relationship break up with/ (informal) dump your boyfriend/girlfriend separate from/be separated from/leave/divorce your husband/wife annul/dissolve a marriage file for/ask for/go through/get a divorce get/gain/be awarded/have/lose custody of the children pay alimony/child support (to your ex-wife/husband)blind date, double date
  6. 4[countable] a boyfriend or girlfriend with whom you have arranged a date My date is meeting me at seven.
  7. arrangement to meet
  8. 5[countable] an arrangement to meet someone at a particular time Call me next week and we'll try and make a date. I have a lunch date with Sue at 12:30. Last Sunday Jimmy and Steve had a play date (= an arrangement made by parents for children to play together). an Internet/online date (= an arrangement that you make on the Internet to meet someone that you have not seen before)
  9. fruit
  10. 6[countable] a sweet, sticky, brown fruit that grows on a tree called adate palm, common in N. Africa and W. Asia
  11. Idioms until now To date, we have received over 200 replies. The exhibit contains some of his best work to date. see also out of date, up to date
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: date